Judge Approves Wells Fargo Force-Placed Insurance Settlement

A judge has issued final approval for a settlement that will see Wells Fargo pay $300 million to resolve allegations in a force-placed insurance class action lawsuit. The plaintiffs alleged that Wells Fargo entered into agreements with its insurer Assurant that artificially… Read More »

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29 GM Faulty Ignition Death Claims Approved

General Motors has so far approved 29 death claims and 27 injury claims paid from its defective ignition switch compensation fund, according to a recent report by the Detroit News. The total number of GM ignition switch injury claims filed as of... Read More »

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Whirlpool Wins Moldy Washer Class Action Lawsuit

On Thursday, Whirlpool Corp., which was accused of producing defective washing machines that produced a smelly mold, won the jury verdict in Ohio federal court. Lead plaintiffs Gina Glazer and Trina Allison had alleged that 20 of Whirlpool’s front-loading washing machines sold in… Read More »

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Ebola Treatment Gowns Put People at Risk, Class Action Says

On Oct. 29, a proposed medical gown class action lawsuit seeking restitution exceeding $500 million was filed in California federal court against Kimberly-Clark Corp. The surgeon who filed this medical gown class action lawsuit alleges the Kimberly-Clark brand medical gowns can be… Read More »

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Benicar Lawsuit Claims Drug Causes Severe Diarrhea

  Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo has been hit with another Benicar lawsuit claiming the blood pressure medication caused sprue-like enteropathy, a gastrointestinal problem that mimics the symptoms of celiac disease and causes chronic diarrhea and substantial weight loss. Illinois plaintiff Deborah Dirksen alleges in the... Read More »

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HSBC Force-Placed Insurance Settlement Receives Final Approval

A HSBC Bank USA NA force-placed insurance class action settlement received final approval Wednesday from a Florida federal judge, in which over 250,000 homeowners claim they were overcharged due to hazard insurance policies being force-placed upon them by the bank, with the… Read More »

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Quinolone Antibiotics Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy

Potent quinolone antibiotics, such as Cipro (ciproflaxin), Levaquin (loevoflaxin) and Avelox (moxifolxacin), carry the risk of dangerous side effects including peripheral neuropathy, a nerve disorder characterized by symptoms of tingling, numbness, unusual sensations, weakness, burning pain, or a change in sensation to... Read More »

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Gap, Banana Republic Sale Advertisements Under Legal Scrutiny

  A class action lawsuit investigation has been launched to find consumers who were misled by sale advertisements for Banana Republic and Gap Inc. In the U.S., advertisers are regulated under  consumer protection laws pertaining to false advertising. Various retailers have faced... Read More »

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Verdict Upheld in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Asbestos Lawsuit

An Ohio appeals court has upheld a verdict in favor of a man who claims he developed Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of asbestos exposure. The defendant, Ford Motor Company, initially appealed the jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff Brett Walker. The... Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Stomach Stapling Surgery

A stomach stapling class action lawsuit investigation has been launched to explore the possibility of legal action based on allegations that the procedure is too dangerous. Stomach stapling surgery is a form of gastric bypass surgery, a weight loss surgery. These types... Read More »

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FDCPA Violation Lawsuit Filed Against BofA, Nationstar

A Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) lawsuit was filed by a Kansas man against against Nationstar Mortgage and Bank of America. Plaintiff Thurman Hosler and his mother found a home in Wichita, Kan. in 2005. They signed a mortgage with Wilmington... Read More »

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Third Senator Pressures FDA on Power Morcellators

A third senator has joined a growing group of politicians concerned about power morcellation and the alleged connection between this type of surgery and advanced uterine cancer. Morcellation is a surgical procedure wherein surgeons cut up tissue or organs before removing it... Read More »

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